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Thousands of Malaysian, Singaporean tourists flock to Yala, Thailand’s southern tourist haven

BANGKOK, July 8 (The Nation Thailand/ANN): Tourists from Malaysia and Singapore flocked in great numbers to the Betong border checkpoint in Yala province on Friday, in keeping with the trend of Thailand’s southernmost region seeing an increase in arrivals via land following the easing of entry rules.

Through Betong alone, an estimated 2,000-3,000 visitors from the two southern neighbouring countries were expected to cross the border into Thailand on Friday to spend the weekend.

Local officials attributed the sudden increase in arrivals to the recent cancellation of the Thailand Pass entry registration system, Covid-19 insurance, as well as the extension of opening hours for entertainment venues.

Visitors from Singapore and Malaysia, as well as Thai expatriates in Malaysia, started gathering at the…

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